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Decal Girl Review

Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of DecalGirl but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Decal Girl Review and Giveaway

Skin Kit you are ridicoulous amazingI am a big fan of personalizing my electronics. I am not sure when I began this crazy trend of personalization and naming but it has gone on for quite sometime. Jason even fell victim to this naming, the first thing I did was name his truck (Smokey). This extends to our car’s (Stormy and White Lightening), our computers (Megatron and Maddie), as well as anything else that gets referred to in our home.

As much as I love to name things, I hate upgrading devices. I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy 3S to a Samsung Galaxy 5S. This was a rough upgrade on me and I while I knew I was gaining more phone function and more capabilities, I also knew the work ahead of me. After the initial copy over of photos, music and texts (note all personalized type items), I began to think more about personalization.

I began thinking that this powerful little device needed more than just the typical name, it needed a new skin. I came across DecalGirl.com, this original vinyl skins company began in 2003 in the United States maing it the first to market skin company. DecalGirl offers free wallpaper (on supporting devices) and were the first company to offer different finishes on their skins which include traditional gloss finish and matte finish.

I received the “You Are Ridic” by Susan Claire skin from DecalGirl for review purposes. The DecalGirl decal was so simple to install and to place on my phone and once I placed the decal near the back of the phone it almost adhered itself to the phone on its own. There are pre-stamped areas for the speakers, and the buttons as well as holes punched out for the camera and flash in back. This was the EASIEST phone make over I have ever done. The included instructions made the process painless and bubble free.

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Hallmark Personalized Books Review

Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Hallmark Licensing, Inc., this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Hallmark Personalized Books – Review & Giveaway

Hallmark Personalized Book HolidayThere is a tradition in my husband’s family that stands to this day – each Christmas Eve one of the elder men read “The Night Before Christmas”. The best part of the story is the added sound effects that are in place of exclamation points, periods and pauses.

This tradition began long before I joined the family, and long before my husband has clear memories. This usually takes place shortly after the meal and before the younger ones go to sleep . The young kids gather around the reader for the best seat.  After the reading, usually “Santa” makes an appearance and excitement ensues (or sometimes tears of happiness). I wish I could have seen the patriarch of the family, Grandpa Jack read the story. I have heard stories and I feel as though he is with us each year and I know he is thought of each year this tradition repeats itself.

I have wanted to get a copy of this book for a couple of years now as I thought it would be nice to have our own copy. I recently had the chance to have a book personalized by Hallmark and this seemed like the best choice. I decided to take a different angle with my personalization in that I made the book more general and it is personalized to “Henberger Clan” with a personalized ‘from’ line as well.

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